Monday, November 7, 2011

A Sparkling Winter Wreath


This little project has been in the works for quite sometime! The idea started forming after seeing a toilet paper wreath on Pintrest. I have to tell you that I obsessed over that wreath for weeks! Finally my toilet paper roll stockpile got big enough for me to try out making one. I cut the rolls into 4ths and then cut some apart to make swirls.





They were then glued together using Liquid Glass from CTMH (other people have used a hot glue gun, but after my Halloween project not sticking together so well I decided against hot glue...) and a clothes pin.  The clothes pin kept things together until it was completely dry.  Then I painted everything white ~ but I didn't try too hard to be perfect about it because I wanted a bit of a rustic look. Side note: The large flower shaped snowflake under the image is also made from toilet paper rolls.  When it was all together it was still a bit flimsy so I added more adhesive to a few more spots to stabilize the wreath.  I also went around the edges and added more Liquid Glass and glitter while it was still wet.  Then my Silhouette got to work cutting out loads of fabulous snowflakes and the sentiment, while I colored and cut out this cutie from Saturated Canary.  The snowflakes were all inked in purples, blues, and pinks and glammed up with Stickles. A few pieces of bling and tada! A happy sparkly wonderful wreath to welcome the Winter season! :)

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes plus bling
Paper Issues ~ Snow

15 comments:

Tracey said...

Glad you finally got got enough toilet roll holders to make this fabulous wreath Brandi - it looks stunning!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Claire said...

It certainly is a stunner Brandi, such a clever piece of recycling and it looks gorgeous
Claire xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Recycle and reuse it Brandi!
Wow, this is totally pretty.....
Love all those sparkly effects and just gorgeous.... Love it, you are so creative...... I would of never thought of this idea....
The image is bright and beautiful too....

saturated canary said...

oh my goodness-- this is awesome!! so creative, pretty, and way better than throwing them in the trash!!!! such a fun winter decoration!! now i want to make one with Niamh!!...

thanks for sharing on our fb page-- its such a unique project...

muah!x

www.saturatedcanary.blogspot.com

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some more new candy if you are interested :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Brandi, what a GORGEOUS project!! I love the dimension and sparkle!!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

hey brandi, please could you e-mail us at charismachallenges@live.co.uk i can't find an email address for you! hugs carlyann xxx

Jenny said...

Wowzers!!! That has so much amazing detail.

PS-I have blog candy. ;)

Roxann said...

How beautiful and creative! I love this!!
Hugz,
Roxann

Sandy said...

Love the wreath! Very creative use of the TP rolls!
Thanks for the comment on my blog & I enjoyed using your sentiment...

Sandy
Kelowna, BC Canada
scribblesbyssandy.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Very cool wreath, can't believe it's made out of tp rolls! Love the colors and she is so perfect on here!
Don't you just love Pinterest... I have so many pins already!

Tammi said...

Cool idea, love all those snowflakes and how this is put together, pretty!

Cassie said...

Brandi! This is so much fun! I love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Brandi I am totally blown away by how beautiful your wreath is! Stunning!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Brandi

Me again!! Enjoying scrolling down your blog and looking at your great creations - very creative lady you are and this one is no exception!

Can I ask I love the effect you've put on to this photo I'm a novice in Photoshop Elements I know how to add a white faded border but not something like what you've done - and I love it!!

Thank you in advance!

Tina
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